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During towing, the car is towed by another vehicle by means of a towline.
Help when starting on a hill
Hill start assist (HSA* ) prevents the car from rolling backwards when starting on an uphill gradient. When reversing uphill, it prevents the car from rolling forwards.
Braking on gritted roads
When driving on salted roads, a layer of salt may form on the brake discs and brake linings.
Braking on wet roads
When driving for a prolonged period of time in heavy rain without braking, the braking effect may be delayed slightly when next using the brakes.
Parking on a hill
Always use the parking brake when parking on a hill.
Petrol particle filter
Petrol cars are fitted with particle filters for more efficient emission control.
Use the car's navigation system* in order to find the route to the closest petrol station.
Empty tank and diesel engine
Once the engine has stopped due to fuel starvation, the fuel system needs a few moments to carry out a check.
Diesel particulate filter
Diesel cars are fitted with particle filters for more efficient emission control.
Drive mode Eco
Drive mode Eco optimises the car's driving characteristics for more fuel efficient and environmentally-conscious driving.
The car provides plenty of opportunities and conditions for energy efficient driving.
Drive economically and in a more eco-friendly way by driving gently and anticipating situations.
Preparations for a long trip
Before a driving holiday or some other type of long journey, it is important to check the car's functions and equipment particularly carefully.
Overloading the starter battery
The electrical functions in the car load the starter battery to varying degrees. Avoid using the ignition position II when the car is switched off. Instead, use ignition position I - which uses less power.
Driving in water
Wading means the car being driven through water, e.g. on a flooded road. Driving in water must be performed with great caution.
For winter driving it is important to perform certain checks of the car in order to ensure that it can be driven safely.
Overheating in the engine and drive system
Under certain conditions, e.g. hard driving in hilly terrain and hot climate, there is a risk that the engine and drive system may overheat – in particular with a heavy load.
Driving with a trailer
When driving with a trailer, there are a number of points that are important to think about regarding the towbar, the trailer and how the load is positioned in the trailer.